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Rooki

@Rooki@lemmy.world

I am Rooki Cookie. I am a programmer and i try to help everyone :)

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Please stop blocking VPNs for established accounts

I often use a commercial VPN service, which I suspect is not rare among Lemmy users. Most of the time, I’m able to post to lemmy.world, but on occasion I am not. The default web UI provides zero feedback, just a spinning submit button forever, but if I look in the browser dev tools, I can see it’s being blocked....

Rooki,
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Hello @Zak ,

we understand your frustration, but lemmy doesnt give us any alternative to that, as we cant block posts/comments from younger accounts easily.

The issues with the UI, that it doesnt give any real feedback is, sadly an issue with the LemmyUI, but it will be probably improved in the future.

We are looking into better alternatives to that, but until then we sadly have to stay on our current path.
We will be of course announcing if we found an alternative to that.

Rooki,
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We activated that rule after the acute CSAM attacks, and many used vpns, and after we did this the CSAM posts dropped.

Everybody in vpn is blocked to post comments or create posts. Not depending on account age.

We are NOT a dark web service where everyone needs to be under tor, vpn, proxy, and back again. We are an public service.

Please, imagine you are a instance hoster, you have either to choose csam ( and legal issues ) or users cant use VPNs.

Rooki,
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Its the curso of a big instance, we announce stuff gets shit on, doesnt announce it gets shit on, makes a vote gets shit on, makes a friendly survey gets shit on.

We are still trying to announce most of the stuff we do but, some things would have been announcement back and forth because we activated and deactivated one of our harder rules.

Rooki,
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We get a little bit more registrations in an hour than db0 has in a day, thats the reason why we dont do manual registrations.

Yes he does, and we are using it already, but its just his one is for after incident cleanup ( ALREADY BAD ) and the vpn is to stop/reduce that even happen.

But thanks for your suggestions, we sadly cant apply them fully.

Rooki,
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Most people dont understand that vpn providers can and will do that too ( even paid ones ) track you, log you and sell that. So yeah both sides track you.

Rooki,
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Instance admins chose to block vpns simply because of mullvad and then increased liability, because if there is comming a malicious actor through mulvad and they dont have any logs all liability goes to the instance admin, and then gets questions “Why didnt you just blocked vpns?” etc. etc.

Rooki,
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But then still the questions comes up “Why didnt you blocked vpns? or TOR?” we will be not the main liability holder, but we will be accountable for those accidents.

Rooki,
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We still want to be on the safe side as we all arent lawyers ( and we dont have much money for it ).

And in the end we will see where mod tools go on lemmy.

Rooki,
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Hi, as told by MrKaplan we disallow disposable/simple unidentifiable emails.

Mozilla email relay, is the kind of disposable email we disallow.

Thanks for your understanding

Rooki,
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This is message is because lemmy doesnt have that feature, we check through the db what email you have and then purge you, if you are with bad email domains.

Rooki,
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The .world scrapper discord bot he means the discord verification bot. It simply uses the lemmy api to dm you to verify you are the real AchtungDrempels on discord as on lemmy. To reduce trolls and spammers.

Rooki,
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  1. We are only hostile if you are hostile to us
  2. This was again, sry for this a misscommunication, but to be fair in a legal way, first act then announce it is a common approach.
  3. They just wanted a (indirect) test dummy to test their software on a big scale, and we are sick of it, we are always the first that goes head first into their untested, experimental features, that they probably even didnt started in their test environment and not even mark it as experimental.
  4. The .world “scraper” bot?! is a verificiaton bot for our discord server to reduce trolls, that just uses simple api calls to verify through a dm that it is you and btw, this isnt created by me it is created by someone on the sublinks team.
  5. This will be discussed, so no idea.
  6. Probably, if the users toxicity reduces here, probably yes, we are sorry for that, we hope to improve.

I am sorry but the FHF / Lemmy instance admins are just humans. And yeah there is a feature now to export your blocks, community subscriptions and we are not blocking you to use it if you are really sick of us.

Rooki, (edited )
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Yes, its their right to do so, you could create a community where you just ban everyone from the community that you dislike. You can do literally anything you want ( except site rule breaking stuff ) with your community. It depends of course on the instances internal policy, if a instance admin wants or should intervene, for personal or just for management reason. )

Rooki,
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There is always an option where, you can just create your own community ( with hookers and blackjack ) on your current local instance, or just host your instance yourself.

Rooki,
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Ok i will give those alternatives to the sublinks team.

Rooki,
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Exactly what our reasoning was with it. We wanted a reliable way to identify if its really you. And a easy dm verification did that.

Rooki,
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Everything will be migrated, you will only see some minir downtime when the migration happens. But it will be announced and it will still take some time

Rooki,
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Some of the world team That is probably me. I am sorry about it.

Sublinks should not replace lemmy but add alternatives to the fediverse. We understand it is difficult to maintain such big software especially if there is always that exceptional “big” instance that has special requests for special / specific features. With it we just want to have less “beef” with the lemmy devs, with “big” instance issues.

Rooki,
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Everything will be migrated, WHEN and IF we every swap over.

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